Journal New project for me week off

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Looks good mate. A lot of effort gone into that.
I like it a lot. When you put your liner in. Try and get as many creases out as you can.
They hide bad bacteria for the fish. Buy yourself a pond vac. For debris that falls to the bottom.
Fred

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So, all pond solutions have let me down, still no filter, but thought there’s no harm in cracking on!


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All filled, can hardly see any liner, and where you can I’ll be planting creeping Jenny.

Had a bit of a level issue with the barrow end, solved this by raising the bank level slightly and making a bit of a rockery at the far end.

2900 litres (don’t by time taken to fill 10L bucket and timed the fill.)

Pump is 8000 LPH so might be overkill but it’ll be clean!

Planted the back up with some grasses a Hosta and a lily. Got an acer and some other ferns in their way.

Over all I’m very happy with it!


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Looks good mate. The length of your garden . Massive. I would have had a lake with sharks in lol.


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Looks good mate. The length of your garden . Massive. I would have had a lake with sharks in lol.


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51 meters in total!

From house to the very end! We have a 11 meter long allotment at the end!

It’s taken some time, effort and money to get it where it is!

We bought the house from two elderly hoarders! It was a state!

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Looks good. Looking at them photos.
Makes my imagination kick in.
With a massive pond. You have a nice garden mate. Enjoy the pond.
Great hobby.
Fred

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Bit of an update, still waiting on plants that I ordered a month ago, I understand things are a bit difficult at the moment but a month is a Bit of a joke!

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Still need to plug the gaps of the rocks with alpines and small ground cover plants. (Recommendations welcome)


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The lower growing campanulas are nice for softening the edges, plus they are full of flowers. I've not tried creeping thyme but heard it recommended if you have a dry sunny spot. It's great for bees.

I'd consider having a wider area for plants somewhere just to break the edge up a bit more from the grass and there are plenty of low growing geraniums and geums that would wor in that situation, adding some colour.
 

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Hi all,
The lower growing campanulas
<"Campanula poscharskyana "> is the rampant growing one, it would be ideal because you could just mow it off in the lawn.
low growing geraniums and geums that would wor in that situation, adding some colour
<"Geum rivale"> would be another good one, and I really like <"Geranium sanguineum "Striatum">, which flowers a long time.
I've not tried creeping thyme
They tend to go under in our garden, Marjoram does better, and <"Origanum laevigatum is a cracker"> if it isn't too wet in the winter.

cheers Darrel
 
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